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GAND Korenlei in 1913.

The Korenlei is a street in Ghent, located directly opposite the Graslei, with the river Leie in between. This is seen as the oldest part of the city of Ghent.

From the 11th century onwards, the Korenlei was a kind of jetty to quickly transport goods (mainly grain from Artois) to the adjacent warehouses or to collect goods. Ghent had the so-called grain stack right, which meant that the grain (and therefore corn) that came from Northern France had to pass through Ghent. The grain had to be in the grain stacking place for two weeks before it could be traded on the market of Ghent. Various buildings are a strong reminder of those activities and reflect the flourishing of Ghent's crafts and trade.

Since the 18th and 19th centuries, most warehouses have been renovated and numerous restaurants have been established, as well as the Guild House of the Free Schippers. The historic buildings were thoroughly restored in view of the 1913 World's Fair.

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Additional Photos by John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 27322 W: 522 N: 47104] (200519)
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